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Host Doug Dahlgren

Georgia author, Doug Dahlgren, is an experienced interviewer with his own unique style. Having nine novels to his credit gives him credibility with other writers and his manner offers them a chance to relax and tell you, the reader, about their work. Doug’s books, six of which are a popular series known as The SON Series, are available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle version as well as through most places where books are sold. You can also learn more about his books through his web page: www.dougdahgren.com. Join Doug Fridays at 11am to meet authors, artists, and other interesting people you may not know yet. Interested in being a guest?

Contact Doug at doug@dougdahlgren.com for details.
 

The Son Rising

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Let’s take a look at audio books. What they are, how they’re made, are they just for blind people?

Are you a writer? Thinking about doing it yourself? Or wondering how to get started?

 

 

September 17, 2021 Show

Author Gerald Gillis

Some books, and the shows about them, can be considered timeless. Such is the story of Dave Paige, a hard working pawn in the corporate world.

Our “Way-Back” machine allows us to revisit a conversation we had with author, Gerald Gillis, back in April of 2014.

His book, Dare Not Blink, was fresh and new then. Some seven years later, the story is still fresh to those who work in the world Gerald describes.

I’ve updated the start, commercial break and the ending, but please…enjoy this encore presentation of the introduction of author Gerald Gillis.

Dare Not Blink…it’s worth a look.    www.geraldgillis.com

 

 

September 10, 2021 Show

DJ Garrison

Singer, songwriter, musician, author, and more….

Starting at a very early age, my guest has been involved in the performing arts most of his life.

First publishing a poem at age 8, and beginning his acting career at age 10, Denver, DJ, Garrison has been an active singer, songwriter for several decades.

His life’s experiences also led him to research and write a book that should be read by most of us.

That book, “GOD IS!”, will be among our topics to discuss. Join us !

www.Dj-garrison.com 

 

 

September 3, 2021 Show

Your Host and Guardian of Truth!

Doug Dahlgren

It’s been a couple of months since we’ve talked. Much has happened.

Now, with Afghanistan in the trash heap of history, finger pointing has begun and I want in on that.

There are things to look at and angles you may not have of….that’s why I’m here.

We may even entice our leader, Scott the Z-Man to add his opinion.

All is in good fun, of course….right?  Tune in and find out !!  

 

 

 

August 26, 2021 Show

Author, Laurie Hyatt Ph.D.

Laurie Hyatt became a Doctor of Educational Psychology at the age of 60.

She wasn’t slow…just busy.

On the way to her Ph.D. she got a private pilot’s license at age 20, and a motorcycle license ( yes, they are different!) at the age of 47.

She has worked with and created facilities for women’s mental health and personal growth as well as being a therapist on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona.

An adjunct member of the faculty at Gainesville College, now known as University of North Georgia at Georgia, she was head of the Psychology Department at Barton College in Wilson, N.C.

Her new book, “Think Your Way to Happiness,” is a suggested strategy for a enjoyable and meaningful life.

Join us for a discussion of how to “deal with it” and feel better doing so.

www.lauriehyatt.com

 

 

August 20, 2021 Show

Author John Anthony Miller

With seven books already published and three more on the way, John Anthony Miller is what we call a “prolific writer.”

His stories mostly live in that era around WWII. He brings one such novel to us for discussion.

“For Those Who Dare” is set in Berlin, Germany, in 1961. While not directly of the war years, it certainly is a story of courage from events of that time.

A young East Berliner wants out. She posts a sign toward the West saying only, “Help Me.”

A true, page turning, thriller, John’s book is rich with detailed characters and places of that terrible time and place.

Join us to learn more about a book you’ll want for your own library.

His books are available on www.Amazon.com 

 

 

 

August 13, 2021 Show

Outdoorsman and author, Duncan Dobie

A full-time outdoor writer and photographer for more than 30 years. He is one of America's best-known whitetail authors. His stories and photographs have appeared in numerous books, magazines and newspapers across the country. He was a regular contributor to North American Whitetail magazine for more than 25 years.

Duncan bring his book about the man who was the most famous forest ranger to never wear a uniform. The man who brought white-tailed deer back to the North Georgia Mountains. Ranger Arthur Woody was a larger-than-life character who dedicated his life to helping others in his community during the very difficult economic times of the Great Depression.

Join Duncan and myself, for a great discussion of the man, the legend, and Duncan Dobie’s great new book: Arthur Woody and The Legend of the Barefoot Ranger.

https://www.amazon.com/Duncan-Dobie/e/B001KCH3DY

 

 

August 6, 2021 Show

Author and Playwright

Emory Jones

North Georgia’s favorite story teller has turned his comedic novel, about Time Travel, into a stage play.

“Zipping Through Georgia on a Goat-Powered Time Machine with Ludlow Porch and a Parrott named Pete,”

Is now a play with a slightly shorter name.

“It’s About Time,” is being prepared for its scheduled opening on August 12th at the Sautee Nahoochee Cultural Center.

This is Emory’s third play, written from one of his book’s.

As with the others, to make sure it’s done right, Emory is also the playwright!

We’ll talk about the book, the connection and participation of Georgia Radio legend, Ludlow Porch, and the making of this, soon to be, major hit.

www.emoryjones.com

 

 

 

July 30, 2021 Show

Author, Laurie Hyatt Ph.D.

Laurie Hyatt became a Doctor of Educational Psychology at the age of 60.

She wasn’t slow…just busy.

On the way to her Ph.D. she got a private pilot’s license at age 20, and a motorcycle license ( yes, they are different!) at the age of 47.

She has worked with and created facilities for women’s mental health and personal growth as well as being a therapist on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona.

An adjunct member of the faculty at Gainesville College, now known as University of North Georgia at Georgia, she was head of the Psychology Department at Barton College in Wilson, N.C.

Her new book, “Think Your Way to Happiness,” is a suggested strategy for a enjoyable and meaningful life.

Join us for a discussion of how to “deal with it” and feel better doing so.

www.lauriehyatt.com

 

 

July 23, 2021 Show

Author Fran Stewart

From Sept of 2019 we revisit a chat with Fran Stewart

Award winning author Fran Stewart, fresh from her short break in writing, has returned with an entertaining collection of work born from her newest hobby.

BeesKnees #1 A Beekeeping Memoir is the start of a new series that will keep her fans and new readers in stitches.

Fran is best known for her award winning series, The ScottShop Mysteries and The Biscuit McKee Series, Fran has written and instructed writers for years.

Her classes on Memoir Writing have been a hit in the North Georgia area.

Join us as Fran bring book #1 of this new series to our show.

BeesKnees #1 : A Beekeeping Memoir      www.franstewart.com

 

 

July 16, 2021 Show

T. J.  ( TOM ) Fincher

Author and musician Tom Fincher has four novels and eight short stories to his credit.

A man of many talents and experiences, Tom has traveled and work around the globe.

His latest work, a novel, is titled, “The Girl Who Was Trouble,” ands if ever a heroine fit her title, Christina certainly does.

Tom is with us this Friday to discuss his book, his life and what’s coming next.

Join us for a great chat with a true renaissance man.

www.taxguytom.com

 

 

July 9, 2021 Show

Current Events, Shaken not Stirred

It time for those “wits of the airwaves,” Doug and Scott the Z Man to compare notes on what the heck is happening, here, there, and everywhere.

You are welcome to join in via email : doug@dougdahlgren.com or dj@artistfirst.com .

The topics will be random and have some relation to actual occurrences.

The opinions expressed will be our own, and not those of the station or any reasonable party.

Donations, for our further educational process, would be appreciated !

 

 

July 2, 2021 Show

Gary DeRigne

Gary DeRigne served as an Army infantryman and platoon sergeant in the Vietnam War, an experience that indelibly altered his spirit, and his life. Since the war he has been a husband; a father and grandfather; a youth baseball and soccer coach; a business executive; an entrepreneur, a philanthropist; an adjunct professor of ethics and corporate social responsibility; and a Storyteller, a novelist and speaker. He lives near Kansas City with his wife, Kitty, close to his sons and their families. Angie’s War is Gary’s second novel, a sequel to One Young Soldier.

Gary is a frequent speaker to groups of all kinds, entertaining listeners with his stories of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, and encouraging their support for America’s veterans and their families.

Join Linda as she discusses Gary’s writing and his work with veterans.

www.GaryDeRigne.com

Guest Host: Linda Hughes

 

 

June 25, 2021 Show

Garland Favorito

The main spotlight is on Arizona these days, but election integrity is hot on the minds of folks in Georgia as well.

Garland Favorito is the co-founder of VoterGA, a nonpartisan, non-profit, all-volunteer, dues free organization that has led the election integrity movement in Georgia.

His organization is the plaintiff in one of the cases against the voting and counting procedures in Fulton County ( Atlanta ) Georgia, on Nov 3rd of last year.

This is still an on-going case, but Garland has agreed to share with us what he can, about the suit and the findings to date.

Join us for the story, from A to wherever we are now.

 

 

June 18, 2021 Show

Chuck Holmes

Author Chuck Holmes returns with his third contribution to our program.

Another collection of his writing, this time with a bit of a theme.

“The World Beyond the Window and Other Stories” is a look at how we deal with life and death.

Six separate, yet connecting, stories you’ll read over and over again.

Join us for our discussion of the new book and last year’s impact on the writing community.

 www.chuckholmes.org

 

 

June 11, 2021 Show

Moving on from Trump

It’s been eight months since the voting. Huge questions still hang over the country and its future.

If you haven’t noticed, the media is starting to let on, that a few things may not have been as they first reported.

Why would they do that? They seem to have won, even through all the arguing and name calling.

Or did they?

I have my take and I’d like to share it with you.

Let’s talk about the left’s desire. “Moving on From Trump.”

Or if that’s even possible.

 

 

June 4, 2021 Show

Michael W. Paul

Author Michael W. Paul first brought us his memoir of growing up in Colorado. That was back in 2013.  “The Bridge Over Cedar Creek.”

Fans have asking for more and Mike has finally released a new novel, an historical fiction story, centered on this country’s Greatest Generation.

“Wild Horse – The Gods Await,” take the reader back to 1943 at an airfield in England, where young men with more courage than good sense, fly missions to defeat The Nazi Scourge.

Their weapon is the B-17 Flying Fortress. The story is gripping and filled with insights only a fellow pilot could share.

Join us for a discussion on this new novel you’ll want for your library.

Michael W. Paul and “Wild Horses – The Gods Await,” on the Doug Dahlgren Show.

 

May 28, 2021 Show

Captain William G. Haneke

With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, I wanted to share this achieve from way back…
From 2014 comes one of our listener favorites.

I’m a veteran myself, US Army, 1968 – 1971. So just knowing this man is a special honor.

Capt. William G. Haneke ( Retired ), a five time amputee and survivor of the Vietnam War, came on to talk with Doug about his book, “Trust Not.”

The story and the book are amazing. If you’re not familiar with his story, please take this next hour, sit back, and be inspired by Capt. Haneke’s story of war, injury and survival while helping others.

And please, remember all those who served to make this country free and try keep it so.
 

 

May 21, 2021

Johsie Cruz

Born in Venezuela, immigrated to the United States in her mid twenties and becoming a full citizen in 2005, Johsie has worked in the medical insurance field, helping small businesses and acting as the VP for RACI, ( Red Alternative Capitalist Information ) which educates the Latino Community about our Constitution and the law.

She is a member of the Georgia GOP and calls herself a “small government, Reagan style, Republican.

She has worked as part of a grass-roots movement known as Latinos for Trump of Georgia.

She ran against Ga District Four, Democrat Congressman, Hank Johnson in 2020.

Johsie is here to talk about where she sees our State in the current political environment.

 

May 14, 2021 Show

Doug Dahlgren – Talks Audio Books


Can you believe it? In less than an hour, I can tell you everything I know about Audio Books!

Now, before you turn away…from what I see in interest of this new format, I know more than many of you.

So…for authors thinking about trying an audio version of your own work, or for the reader who has gotten busy and lost the time they used to enjoy reading…

Here’s some stuff for you to consider.

It’s a learning curve…sure, but you can do it.

So, take and hour, sit back, and let this soak in!!!

 

 

May 7, 2021 Show

Marci McCarthy

Chairman – DeKalb County Georgia Republican Party

We continue our series on current events with the newly elected leader of the Republican Party in one of Georgia’s most urban areas.

DeKalb County is known, across the country, for being in the firm control of Democrats for many years.

Since the days of Billy and Cynthia McKinney, to the more recent rule of Rep. Hank Johnson ( you recall the Guam is going to “tip over” speech ) this suburban area of Atlanta has been an afterthought and frankly, a write-off at election time.

My guest today is determined to change that, and she has the experience and credentials to do it.

Recently elected Chairman, at the county GOP Conference, Marci McCarthy is with us to talk about her plans and her roadmap for success.

Chairman@DeKalbGOP.org 

 

 

April 30, 2021 Show

Debbie Dooley

Co-Founder and Chairman of The Atlanta Tea Party Patriots


Always with her hand on the pulse of Georgia politics, Debbie saw a need for folks to assemble and be heard.

In 2009, she founded The Georgia Tea Party Patriots and has remained active within and around the state of Georgia.

With Georgia in the news almost every evening these days, it’s time to find out what going on.

Join me and Debbie Dooley for a conversation about just that, “what’s going on?”

 

 

April 23, 2021 Show

Michael W. Paul

Author Michael W. Paul first brought us his memoir of growing up in Colorado. That was back in 2013.

“The Bridge Over Cedar Creek.”

Fans have asking for more and Mike has finally released a new novel, an historical fiction story, centered on this country’s Greatest Generation.

“Wild Horse – The Gods Await,” take the reader back to 1943 at an airfield in England, where young men with more courage than good sense, fly missions to defeat The Nazi Scourge.

Their weapon is the B-17 Flying Fortress. The story is gripping and filled with insights only a fellow pilot could share.

Join us for a discussion on this new novel you’ll want for your library.

Michael W. Paul and “Wild Horses – The Gods Await,” on this Friday’s Doug Dahlgren Show.

 

 

April 16, 2021 Show

Artie Kornfeld

Imagine working with Brian Wilson, Jan and Dean, the Cowsills and other great musical legends.

My guest on this encore from 2015, did just that.

Artie Kornfeld is known today, for Woodstock, which he and Michael Lang created from scratch.

Artie and I talk about his growing up in New York and the music business.

Listen up, listen to The Pied Piper and enjoy!!

 

April 9, 2021 Show

Brian K. Pritchard (aka : BKP)

Talk Host and Writer

Brian is a reporter, one that actually looks for the news, not just an opinion he agrees with.

In 2010, he and his wife started FYN Media Group. That company has grown to a TV company, a sports network, and BKP Politics.

Brian’s political program runs Monday through Friday at 8am till 10am.

With our state, that being Georgia, in the national news for it’s so-called Election Integrity Act, I asked Brian to come and share what he knows about, “what’s going on.”

We’ll discuss the current situation and where our state is heading.

Chief@FetchYourNews.com
 

 

 

April 1, 2021 Show

Children's Author Andrea Cassell

Our guest is a native Floridian with a resume' that goes from beauty queen, to TV Host, to NFL Cheerleader ( at a very special time ! ), to singer with a traveling rock band, and much more. After talking to her, I dare say she is most proud of her role as a teacher for Special Ed Kids. Andrea was raised in south Florida, went to college in North Carolina, married and moved to Wichita, Kansas where she taught for several years. She and her husband raised a family and along the way they were adopted by Kibby, their miniature Labradoodle. Kibby would become the emphasis for Andrea's children's book. Each of which has won The Golden MOM Choice Award of excellence. Her books are entertaining and, as you might imagine, offer lessons to kids on subjects meaningful and universal.

Join me and Andrea for a discussion of her books and details about how they came to be. She brings all three of these award winning works to the show.

www.andreacassell.com

 

 

March 26, 2021 Show

Literary Agent Cherry Weiner

A few years ago, I was able to interview an established, veteran, literary agent on the program.

Please note…I said a few years ago.

Cherry offered information about the publishing business that is still relevant today, but some personal info;

Such as her email, may not still be active.

In business herself, as an agent to authors, since 1977, Cherry has represented authors in most every genre’ other than non-fiction. Her client list currently includes some 40 to 45 active writers in varying markets. Australian by birth, Cherry moved to the U.S. when she got married. She opened her own agency at the insistence of former clients from an agency she had left. Cherry and I discuss the publishing business and she will be responding to questions, you the audience, send in to me. Do that through email to : doug@dougdahlgren.com 

Cherry does not currently have a website.

 

 

March 19, 2021 Show

Author Jonathan Gould

An Encore from over three years ago, when Jonathan took time to visit The Doug Dahlgren Show for an hour long discussion of his latest biographical work, “Otis Redding, An Unfinished Life.”

Known internationally for his in-depth research and attention to detail, Gould first came into prominence in 2007 with “Can’t Buy Me Love,” a book called, “everything you’d ever want to know” about the Beatles.

Jonathan worked with Otis’ widow, Zelma and others to capture the man who was, the King of Soul.

Fresh from an appearance on The View, Jonathan joins Doug for a conversation.

http://www.jonathangouldauthor.com

 

 

 

March 12, 2021 Show

Author and Historian Victoria Wilcox

 Victoria Wilcox has lectured across the country, guested on NPR affiliates, appeared in local and regional media, and was featured in the Fox Network series Legends & Lies: The Real West. She is the author of the documentary film In Search of Doc Holliday and  is a member of the Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, the Wild West History Association, and the Writer’s Guild of the Booth Museum of Western Art. She has been a featured contributor to True West Magazine. In the summer of 2017, she joined actor Val Kilmer (Tombstone) as guest historian at the inaugural “Doc HolliDays” in Tombstone, Arizona, site of the legendary OK Corral gunfight.

She brings book one of her trilogy on John Henry “Doc” Holliday to our show.

That book is “Southern Son. The Saga of Doc Holliday.”

 www.VictoriaWilcoxBooks.com

 

 

March 5, 2021 Show

Author Doug Dahlgren

I spoke about my novels last year, right before the pandemic broke loose. What a mess 2020 was, and 2021 is getting off to a slow start.

I wanted to replay the program from last year. Many of you have gotten in the rhythm of our new normal and as long as that lasts, we all are hopefully better at dealing with it.

Maybe you’d even started reading to spend the time.

My books are plausible fiction. That’ll make sense once you get into one.

The first of series is The SON Silas Rising. The series is a total of six complete adventures.

Take an hour and let me tell you a bit about them….

Then order yours through old Amazon…paperback, Kindle and now Audible!

www.dougdahlgren.com

 

 

February 26, 2021 Show

Author John Anthony Miller

With seven books already published and three more on the way, John Anthony Miller is what we call a “prolific writer.”

His stories mostly live in that era around WWII. He brings one such novel to us for discussion.

“For Those Who Dare” is set in Berlin, Germany, in 1961. While not directly of the war years, it certainly is a story of courage from events of that time.

A young East Berliner wants out. She posts a sign toward the West saying only, “Help Me.”

A true, page turning, thriller, John’s book is rich with detailed characters and places of that terrible time and place.

Join us to learn more about a book you’ll want for your own library.

His books are available on Amazon.com

 

 

February 19, 2021 Show

James E. Alford



Another encore for you today, from back in 2015.

Mr. James E. Alford wrote a book about the Civil War. Not just any book about a war, but one based on letters written by the participants of that war.

To add more to it, those participants were his ancestors. Blood relatives, two that he had actually met as a child.

“Letters From the Front – Echoes of the Civil War” is a special book. This interview, with a rare surviving relative of warriors who fought in that war, was special to me.

Please enjoy this replay of that program from years ago.





 

 

 

February 12, 2021 Show

R. Wayne Steiger

Three questions for you….Where are we, ( as a Nation ), How did we get here, and Where are we headed?

My guest and I could both take the hour carping on what’s happened, especially in the last year.  This current show trial, “impeachment”, included. But to date, nothing out there will change anyone’s mind.  So….we decided to talk about the “what is”, the “why”, and the “where to”.

My guest? R. Wayne Steiger will be here live.

Wayne has 40 years as a technologist and visionary in the video, Internet, software and payment technologies. He also has his own weekly program, right here on ArtistFirst, Thursdays at 10 PM.  Like me, Wayne has opinions, lots of them.

Tune in, email at dj@artistfirst.com to join in, and see if you agree !

 

 

February 5, 2021 Show

Author Gerald Gillis

Some books, and the shows about them, can be considered timeless. Such is the story of Dave Paige, a hard working pawn in the corporate world.

Our “Way-Back” machine allows us to revisit a conversation we had with author, Gerald Gillis, back in April of 2014.

His book, Dare Not Blink, was fresh and new then. Some seven years later, the story is still fresh to those who work in the world Gerald describes.

I’ve updated the start, commercial break and the ending, but please…enjoy this encore presentation of the introduction of author Gerald Gillis.

Dare Not Blink…it’s worth a look.

www.geraldgillis.com

 

 

 

January 29, 2021 Show

 Emory Jones

North Georgia’s author, playwright, and “pulse of the people,” has gathered a collection of his wildly popular, newspaper articles about his sidekick and partner in crime, Cunningham the Pig.

If the name Cunningham doesn’t ring a bell, Emory’s surely should. He’s the author of The Valley Where They Danced and Distant Voices, among other great books about the North Georgia Mountain area Emory calls home. Two of his books have been transformed into equally popular plays that are produced regularly in the Helen, Georgia area.

Due out this month, this newest book will set the pace for a new year that has to be better than what we just been through.

Simply titled, Cunningham and Other Pigs I have Known, it chronicles the adventures a pig can lead you through. From Rock City to the Mayor’s Barbecue invite, Cunningham will keep you in stitches.

 

 

 

 

January 22, 2021 Show

Dr. Bill Keeton

We revisit an interview from December 2014, with Dr. Bill Keeton.

He brought us his then, new book, “A Boy Called Combustion.”

A great story of growing up in the 1940’s in Mississippi.

Please enjoy this encore presentation of that interview.

www.billkeeton.com

 

 

 

January 15, 2021 Show

Where Do We Go From Here…and Where is Here?

Doug offers insights on the last few weeks in our history and The Z-Man will of course agree with everything Doug has to say!

Elections, Censorship, Hypocrisy, it’s a target rich environment today, folks…

Sit back, pull your seatbelt tighter and hang on…..

 

 

 

January 8, 2021 Show

Donna Dahlgren

Producer – The Doug Dahlgren Show

 

Avid reader and excellent judge of material, Donna Dahlgren will share her love of reading and it’s beginnings.

We’ll talk about her role as “the Producer” of The Doug Dahlgren Show on ArtistFirst Radio, and the writers we have met through the years.

Maybe no favorites mentioned, we’ll see, but we’ll discuss how she stays ahead of the show’s schedule, supplying me with critical information about the every book I discuss on the show.

It’s no easy task, but Donna handles it, and me, expertly.

She even has an opinion about self-published versus major house publishing errors!

Join us won’t you…

 

 

New Years Day Show 2021

Everything You Need to Know about Audio Books.

Provided you know almost nothing now!

 

 

 

December 25, 2020 Christmas Broadcast

An Interview with Santa Claus (2014)

Several years ago, six to be exact, we thought it might be a great idea to go to the North pole and interview the golly old fat man, himself.

Travel was the big problem for this idea, being our budget was, well…there was no budget.

We decided UPS Next Day Air was the all we could afford, so Scott boxed me up and off I went.

Through the magic of radio…and with the help of Scott Z, Tony, Corey, Kevin, members of my family, and others, we offer this bit of Christmas levity and hopefully a smile or two.

Merry Christmas from The Doug Dahlgren Show !

 

 

December 18, 2020 Show

Emory Jones

North Georgia’s author, playwright, and “pulse of the people,” has gathered a collection of his wildly popular, newspaper articles about his sidekick and partner in crime, Cunningham the Pig.

If the name Cunningham doesn’t ring a bell, Emory’s surely should. He’s the author of The Valley Where They Danced and Distant Voices, among other great books about the North Georgia Mountain area Emory calls home. Two of his books have been transformed into equally popular plays that are produced regularly in the Helen, Georgia area.

Due to be available in early January of 2021, this newest book will set the pace for a new year that has to be better than what we just been through.

Simply titled, Cunningham and Other Pigs I have Known, it chronicles the adventures a pig can lead you through. From Rock City to the Mayor’s Barbecue invite, Cunningham will keep you in stitches.

 

 

 

December 11, 2020 Show

Observations From the Front – Georgia

    By your reporter: Doug Dahlgren

As things seemingly, come to a boil here, and elsewhere, I’d like to offer my eyewitness account of the reports and things I’ve noticed about this 2020 National Election.  This will be my opinion, which I back with facts, but I’m aware that some may not agree with me.  That would be…well…”too bad” as we say.

So, with both hands completely on the third rail, or part of it, here we go.

Comments?  Email to dj@artistfirst.com  or doug@dougdahlgren.com

 

 

December 4, 2020 Show 

Professor and Author Gary Laderman

Do you ever think about death? Does it occupy time on your list of concerns?

Gary Laderman has thought about it, he’s taught and lectured about it, and decided we should not think about it.

A Professor of American Religious History and Cultures at Atlanta’s Emory University, Gary is the author of several other books, discussing death and its perception by our society.

His latest is titled, “Don’t Think About Death  - A Memoir on Mortality.”

Join us for an enlightening talk as Professor Laderman bring this book to our show.

www.garyladerman.com

 

 

November 27, 2020 Show

Author William Rawlings

The works of William Rawlings travel amongst varying genre’s. From Fiction, to Historical-Fiction, to True Crime. He has been recognized in each for his attention to the characters and the detail of the stories.

His latest is a True Crime story. A missing persons case becomes a murder trial in South Georgia. The wealthy family of the accused is put against the local prosecutors in what appeared  from the start to be a mismatch.

Truth can be more stranger, and more fun, than fiction at times.  Dr. Rawlings tells the tale and shed light on the case.

Six Inches Deeper – The Disappearance of Hellen Hanks is the title.

www.williamrawlings.com

 

 

November 20, 2020 Show

Author  Elizabeth Musser

Our guest this week presents us with her latest novel. The Promised Land, will be Elizabeth’s eleventh novel to go with her three novellas.

The story of lives that intersect as they hike the famed French Camino trail. The Way of St. James, as it is also known, was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the later Middle Ages.

The book’s characters, lead by Abbie Jowett, find themselves along the trail.

The author is highly the acclaimed writer of The Swan House, which was Amazon’s top Christian book in 2001, and one of Georgia’s top ten novels of the past century.

Elizabeth, and her husband, have for over thirty years, been involved with missionary work through One Collective, formerly known as International Teams.

Join us, as she brings this soon to be released novel, to our program.

www.elizabethmusser.com

 

 

November 13, 2020 Show

Author Henry Duggan

Tonight we ride on the “way-back” machine to June of 2014. We spoke with a former bank Vice President, outdoorsman, history buff and author, who researched and shared with the world, a story of adventure, courage, and lost gold. “Silver’s Odyssey” is that story. Please enjoy, once again, my talk with the author, Henry C. Duggan III.
 

 

 

 

November 6, 2020 Show

Author, Rev. Jimmy Deas



A Pastor himself for over forty years, Rev. Deas draws on that to tell the tale of his character, Rev. Mark Thomas, who is dealing with a tragedy.

Also the author of, "A Teacher's Gift and other Stories," Rev. Deas brings his first novel to our show, "Ran Like Joseph."

He holds degree from North Florida Community College and Luther Rice Seminary.

Pastor Jimmy Deas comes to our show to discuss his novel.


drjdeas@icloud.com

 

October 30, 2020 Show

Politics 4 days from the election.

Doug and Zman make spirited closing arguments.

(Zman is mean)

 

October 23, 2020 Show

Politics 11 days from the election.

Doug and Zman have a spirited discussion!

 

 

October 16, 2020 Show

Author Chiara Talluto

The story of Amanda Reynolds is about a mother's fight to regaining sobriety while finding salvation. In this book, our guest writer weaves a tale of one woman’s life, riddled with guilt and demons. A father lost early, a mother she couldn’t understand, and a brother who tried desperately to help. This inspirational story carries the reader along with well-developed characters, stuck in believable circumstances.

A first generation American, the author grew up loving to read and started writing in her own journal at the age of eleven. That journal became poems and then she later progressed to novels. 

Her forthcoming novel of the fictitious, Amanda, in She Made It Matter will be released as a paperback November 2nd, 2020 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and where ever books are sold. The ebook will be released on October 27th, 2020, available through Amazon, Smashwords, and other online retailers.

Chiara Talluto joins us to discuss her work.

 www.chiaratalluto.com

 

 

October 9, 2020 Show

Author Phillip Vega


A New Yorker who drew heavily on memories of his past summers in Long Island to craft his book, Last Exit to Montauk, now can’t stop from working through new ideas for future stories. Phillip now lives in Florida, but it’s his New York, Hispanic roots that inspired the book, Last Exit to Montauk.

With his writing, he has discovered what he defines as his true calling, his passion. He is now fully and happily immersed in the whirlwind that is the publishing industry, even as he diligently continues his work in software sales.

Phillip joins us to discuss Last Exit to Montauk and his latest, The Captain and The Queen.

https://phillipvega.com 
 

 

 

October 2, 2020 Show

Scott Fine

In 2017, Scott Fine and his wife, suffered the loss of a loved one. A family member, every bit as important as a blood relative. Those who have pets, for the right reasons, know and understand this sentiment.

Joey was their pet, their dog. He had received a miscalculated dose while at the vet for treatment.

The Fines wanted to turn this personal tragedy into a cause that would help bring awareness, and hopefully prevent this from happening to others.

They started Joey’s Legacy. A 501(c3), non-profit advocacy for companion animals. They have assembled a group of veterinarians, grief counselors, and attorneys who specialize in animal law, to assist those with claims of veterinary negligence that caused permanent injury or death to a pet.

A new book on the subject, “Joey’s Legacy – Truth and Integrity in Veterinary Medicine,” is being written by J.L. Robb and has a December 2020 release date.

Scott Fine joins me for a discussion of his cause.  www.joeyslegacy.org

 

 

September 25, 2020 Show

Author Angie Gallion


Angie’s writings often deal with personal growth through tragedy or trauma. She enjoys exploring complex relationships. Many of those set against the backdrop of addiction or mental illness. She began writing her story of Alison Hayes. A girl who walked into her storm darkened trailer the evening of her fifteenth birthday to find her alcoholic mother is passed out, having been fired from yet another job. The most stable, of the revolving-door men that they've ever had, is looking for a way out, and Alison just wants to be clean. She can't remember the last time anything good had happened to her. If the train still passed through her town, she would definitely be on the wrong side of the tracks.

“Intoxic” the first of Angie’s series centered on Alison Hayes, and she bring her award winning book to our discussion.

https://www.angiegallion.com 
 

 

 

September 18, 2020 Show

Author, Rev. Jimmy Deas



A Pastor himself for over forty years, Rev. Deas draws on that to tell the tale of his character, Rev. Mark Thomas, who is dealing with a tragedy.

Also the author of, "A Teacher's Gift and other Stories," Rev. Deas brings his first novel to our show, "Ran Like Joseph."

He holds degrees from North Florida Community College and Luther Rice Seminary.

Pastor Jimmy Deas comes to our show to discuss his novel.


drjdeas@icloud.com

 

 

September 11, 2020 Show

Author Michael E. Owens


Mike is also a playwright and director at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center and the Bethesda Senior Center. He has written and published 4 books through his affiliation with the Scribblers Christian Writers' club since 2016. Two are young adult historical fiction books written primarily for middle school boys, each has short chapters, with fast moving action which includes interesting and true historical characters. His third book is called "The I Hate Vegetables Book of Poetry for Kids" - a whimsical look at the veggies kids lover to hate. The fourth book is geared to Christian drama titled, "Ordinary People - Extraordinary God".

During the Christmas season, Mike and his wife Leda, who beautifully illustrates his books, serve as Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Southeastern Railway Museum.

Michael joins us to discuss, "Ordinary People - Extraordinary God" and his other works.

 

 

September 4, 2020 Show

Award-Winning Author Kathryn Lane

Returning once again, to our show fresh from their trip to Spain, is multiple award winning author, for not one, but two great action novels, is Texas’ pride, Kathryn Lane.

She been with us before, discussing her novels, “Waking Up in Medellin” and “Coyote Zone”, both winners at Killer Nashville in successive years.

Kathryn, and her husband, Bob, travel extensively to promote her books, meet her fans, and get new ideas.

Their recent trip to Barcelona was both pleasure and research for Kathryn’s latest installment, the third of her popular Nikki Garcia Series.

The new book is titled, “Revenge in Barcelona.” She brings that work to us for discussion.

https://www.kathryn-lane.com 

 

 

August 28, 2020 Show

More to Talk About



The DNC and RNC Conventions, Kenosha parts 1 and 2, we’ve got a bunch to discuss and set the record straight on.

Who better than me, and the old Zman, to do that?

Join us, but pay attention this time will ya?

We’re getting old and …well, I forget the rest.

Just tune in!!!

 

All are welcome to participate: dj@artistfirst.com

 

 

August 21, 2020 Show

Author Susan Lindsley

Soon after receiving her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Mercer University, Susan began her writing career as a reporter for the Macon News. She wrote feature articles as well as news items. Her interest in writing had begun well before then, back in grammar school where she also loved her study of biology.

She wrote professionally at the Macon News (a daily), the Raytheon Manufacturing Co., the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Research Laboratory of Electronics), and at the Centers for Disease Control. At MIT, she wrote and edited the first paper on laser beams and the first on telemetry. She an article published in The Georgia Journal about a famed Atlanta writer, "Margaret Mitchell: A Portrait" (February/March 1983). Her interests run from Wildlife to Politics and she has written about all.

Her novel, “When Darkness Fell” won a Next Generation Book Award in 2016. Susan brings that book to our discussion of her work.

http://www.yesterplace.com/

 

 

August 14, 2020 Show

Children's Author Andrea Cassell

Our guest is a native Floridian with a resume' that goes from beauty queen, to TV Host, to NFL Cheerleader ( at a very special time ! ), to singer with a traveling rock band, and much more. After talking to her, I dare say she is most proud of her role as a teacher for Special Ed Kids. Andrea was raised in south Florida, went to college in North Carolina, married and moved to Wichita, Kansas where she taught for several years. She and her husband raised a family and along the way they were adopted by Kibby, their miniature Labradoodle. Kibby would become the emphasis for Andrea's children's book. Each of which has won The Golden MOM Choice Award of excellence. Her books are entertaining and, as you might imagine, offer lessons to kids on subjects meaningful and universal.

Join me and Andrea for a discussion of her books and details about how they came to be. She brings all three of these award winning works to the show.

www.andreacassell.com

 

 

August 7, 2020 Show

Greg Williams

Greg is a former 3 term Chairman of the Buckhead Young Republicans and was a national delegate to the RNC in 2016. He is a native Atlantan, who earned his Degree in Journalism at the University of Georgia and was a reporter at the Marietta Daily Journal. Still active in local political discussions, Greg is no stranger to the microphone, having hosted his own weekly program, "Greg's List" on a local Atlanta internet station for seven years. With the "silly season" on us in the midst of Covid 19 and the "peaceful protests", there is much to talk about and opinions to share. Join us won't you?

And as always, your comments are welcome during the show...reach out through email at doug@dougdahlgren.com or dj@artistfirst.com. We'll try to address the comments received.

 

 

 

 July 31st 2020

Follow up on 2020 with Doug and Scott Z


It’s been a few weeks since Z-man, and I have exchanged beliefs about where we are in our country.  The “Peaceful” Protests continue, the Covid-19 scare continues, neither with any end in sight.

What’s changed in the last weeks, or months as it were?

Where are we headed?

Will the Republic survive all this?

Join us and contribute your questions by E-Mail if you’d like.

Sent to either dj@artistfirst.com  or doug@dougdahlgren.com 

 

 

July 17, 2020 Show

Author - Jaclyn Weldon White

Jackie White has written Fiction, True Crime, Biography, Gardening, and Travel Logs…all with great success.

Many believe her strongest suit is the True Crime genre. She brings her latest from that field to us, and before its scheduled release date.

“Pure Evil” is the story of…well, just that, Evil. A woman so consumed with herself that other’s lives are of no consequence to her.

Murder was but a tool to help her ascend to what she thought was hers.

Rebecca Machetti, Narcissist or Psychopath? You decide.

 This is a book you will want to own.   www.jaclynweldonwhite.com

 

 

July 10, 2020

Fran Stewart,
Author, Editor, and Instructor

Author of two great cozy mystery series and editor to many others, Fran Stewart has taken to helping people write Memoirs. 

She has held in-person classes and is transitioning to an on-line forum.

Join us Friday at 11am when Fran and I discuss her work and her Memoirs classes.

Don’t think that’s for you? Well….have you ever considered keeping a family diary or log for younger generations?

Memoirs aren’t just for individuals to write about themselves. And…there’s a right way to go about it.

See you then….

https://www.franstewart.com/ 

 

 

July 3, 2020 Show

Author and Historian Victoria Wilcox

 Victoria Wilcox has lectured across the country, guested on NPR affiliates, appeared in local and regional media, and was featured in the Fox Network series Legends & Lies: The Real West. She is the author of the documentary film In Search of Doc Holliday and  is a member of the Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, the Wild West History Association, and the Writer’s Guild of the Booth Museum of Western Art. She has been a featured contributor to True West Magazine. In the summer of 2017, she joined actor Val Kilmer (Tombstone) as guest historian at the inaugural “Doc HolliDays” in Tombstone, Arizona, site of the legendary OK Corral gunfight.

She brings book one of her trilogy on John Henry “Doc” Holliday to our show.

That book is “Southern Son. The Saga of Doc Holliday.”

 www.VictoriaWilcoxBooks.com

 

 

June 26, 2020 Show

Cal Duke

is a Publisher, Song Writer, and Author. Starting life looking straight up, Cal followed his dreams of music and promotion while developing his idea for a new class of publishing. Over four award winning decades he became the publisher of 541 full-color magazines for 68 diverse communities, primarily in Georgia and Alabama. This effort took up to 80 hours a week for years on end, logging over two million road miles, collecting long lists of friends, and years of memories.

What was left to do except write a memoir? And that, he did.

“Keep on Smilin’” could be described as American Graffiti with a side of grits. Where were you, in 62’. Or 72’ or 82’. This book will stir your memories as Cal talks about his. Join us on March 23rd and we’ll let Cal explain it all to us.


http://www.caldukepublishing.com/ 

 

 

June 19, 2020 Show

Editor Dennis DeRose

Dennis is the editor for, and owner of, Moneysaving Editing, a company dedicated to helping authors.

We will discuss why an author needs an editor, what the editor does and how that can reflect positively on the final product.

If you have questions during the program, email them to : doug@dougdahlgren.com.

 

 

June 12, 2020 Show

Host and Author Doug Dahlgren

Doug offers his insights and experience on becoming a writer.

What should you look for? What should you expect?

Can anyone do it?

Questions you’ll run into anyway…why not hear about them ahead of time?

Doug has nine action fiction novels available and he’s learned more with each one.

Join us!

 www.DougDahlgren.com

 

 

June 5, 2020 Show

Several Days in May…and June

Your host, Doug Dahlgren, asks you to consider these last few days. The circumstances surrounding a questionable death.

And the results of the protests that followed it.

A death that some accept 8 minute video as all they need.

A death that is being used to excuse other deaths, damage and total destruction.

What happened in Minneapolis on that day?

Is it important?

Why do so many of us look at this in different ways?

 

 

May 29, 2020 Show

Author J. L. Robb

Jerry Robb has a very successful series of seven books he calls “The END : The BOOK.”

It‘s a modern day look at the Bible’s last chapter, Revelations.

As we all go through this process of surviving the Corona Virus, Covid -19 as they call it,

Jerry recalled many Biblical warnings that he wrote about while doing the series.

He comes on the show to discuss those warnings and how they mesh with today’s news.

www.the-end-the-book-the-series.com

 

 

May 22, 2020 Show

Everything You Need to Know about Audio Books

(Provided you know almost nothing now!)

Let’s take a look at audio books. What they are, how they’re made, are they just for blind people?

I and my narrator, Ed Waldorph, are finishing up book six of my series known as The SON.

I’ve learned a bunch about this medium and the process that makes it work.

Are you a writer? Think about doing it yourself? Or wondering how to get started?

Why should I care, I like to read?

We’ll spend most of the hour looking at these questions and others.

www.dougdahlgren.com

 

 

May 15, 2020 Show

Why is “Unmasking” Important?

This past week has seen a case thought to be closed, fall apart with heavy ramifications.

While that story is not yet over in the court…

One side wants it to be looked at as a stand alone item, with little if any, consequence.

While we wait for the powers that be, to unwrap it all, ( John Durham ) I offer a take as to why this is but a piece of 4-dimensional puzzle.

A piece that may well bring focus to the entire last four years.

The opinions to be expressed are mine and not ArtistFirst Radio.

 

 

May 8, 2020 Show

The Pulse of the Nation

An unofficial cross-section of the US. Guests from Texas, Washington State, New York, and Florida bring statistics relevant to their state about Covid-19 and the current concerns over the shutdown, ie: unemployment.

Doug and Scott will represent Georgia and Ohio with input and while everything is an opinion, it’s good to hear from people, not just talking heads on the media.

Join us…agree or not. Hear what your neighbors are feeling, in their own words.

Have input of your own?  Reach out through email:

doug@dougdahlgren.com  or  dj@artistfirst.com

 

 

May 1, 2020 Show

Author Pamela Dae

Dreams and aspirations, things that drive us to be who we are. They can be our own or of someone else’s desires.

For the protagonist of “After the Race”, they become a confusing, conflicted story.

Alexander has been raised to be another Jackie Kennedy and her path seemed clear to that end. Then he came along.

Author Pamela Dae, puts life inside of the political world under a spotlight. Her personal life and experiences offer credence to the tale.

Join Pamela and I for a discussion of a book that almost didn’t happen.

“After the Race,” with Pamela Dae

 www.pameladae.com

 

 

April 24, 2020 Show

Author Tim Westover

The Winter Sisters were known for their cures. If you got sick, that’s where you went.  Everyone accepted this, everyone that is, except the preacher. He wanted them condemned.  When the dangerous disease, rabies, was found to be carried by a panther in the area, the Mayor sent for a “real doctor.”  This is the plot for an exciting tale by Georgia author, Tim Westover.  Thou a resident of the area he writes about, extensive research was involved because the tale is set over two hundred years ago.  The actions, the dialog, and the reasoning of the townspeople is dead-on.  This award winning novel is a fascinating read.  Tim brings his work, The Winter Sisters, to our show to discuss how it was created.

www.timwestover.com

 

 

April 17, 2020 Show

Delores Leggett Walker

Author, Journalist, and Columnist.

Delores is a recognized name in the region of South Georgia and North Florida, with newspaper columns that appear in papers in both states.  She began writing early in life but did not have her first book published until a few years ago.  That book, and it’s accompanying novels, make up her Trilogy known as “The Promise.”  Since then, two other novels and a family inspired cookbook carry her nameplate.  She continues to entertain her community with bi-weekly columns and is working on books number seven and eight.   Delores brings that first novel, “Legend of Promise” to our program.

Join me and our listeners as we learn about this author and her work.

www.facebook.com/promiseseries

 

 

April 10, 2020 Show

Author William Rawlings

The works of William Rawlings travel amongst varying genre’s. From Fiction, to Historical-Fiction, to True Crime. He has been recognized in each for his attention to the characters and the detail of the stories.

His latest is a True Crime story. A missing persons case becomes a murder trial in South Georgia. The wealthy family of the accused is put against the local prosecutors in what appeared  from the start to be a mismatch.

Truth can be more stranger, and more fun, than fiction at times.  Dr. Rawlings tells the tale and shed light on the case.

Six Inches Deeper – The Disappearance of Hellen Hanks is the title.

www.williamrawlings.com

 

 

April 3, 2020 Show

Doug, Scott and You

Time to take stock of this mess we’re all in. It’s week three of the “My Corona Virus” and it’s not funny anymore.

The thing is mutating and killing younger people who still think they are invincible.

What’s going on, what are we doing, and can we hang on?

Got something to add…we’ll be putting out email addresses for you to have your say.

Take an hour…turn off the TV and let’s just talk…..Okay?

www.dougdahlgren.com

 

 

March 27, 2020 Show

Author and Historian Victoria Wilcox

 Victoria Wilcox has lectured across the country, guested on NPR affiliates, appeared in local and regional media, and was featured in the Fox Network series Legends & Lies: The Real West. She is the author of the documentary film In Search of Doc Holliday and  is a member of the Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, the Wild West History Association, and the Writer’s Guild of the Booth Museum of Western Art. She has been a featured contributor to True West Magazine. In the summer of 2017, she joined actor Val Kilmer (Tombstone) as guest historian at the inaugural “Doc HolliDays” in Tombstone, Arizona, site of the legendary OK Corral gunfight.

She brings book one of her trilogy on John Henry “Doc” Holliday to our show.

That book is “Southern Son. The Saga of Doc Holliday.”

 www.VictoriaWilcoxBooks.com

 

 

March 20, 2020 Show

Author Bradsher Hayes

College baseball has its share of legends and heroes. Some better known than others.

Over a hundred years ago, a college pitcher from a North Carolina school was called, the “King of the Southern Diamond” by none other than, Coach John Heisman.

Back then, coach were not all specialty, one sport only coaches. Heisman coached baseball and football at Georgia Tech. One team he faced, in their conference, was Trinity College of Durham, North Carolina, known today as Duke University.

Our guest’s book tells the tale of this iconic pitcher and the growth of college baseball.

Join me and Bradsher Hayes for great discussion.

He brings his book, “King of the Southern Diamond” to our show.

 

 

March 13, 2020 Show

Doug’s Address to a Writers Conference

Had the honor and pleasure to be invited to  speak to a writers association at their annual conference last year.

There are lots of groups, and individuals, out there…willing to take your money to tell you how to be successful.

Keep these thoughts in the back of your mind,

“YOU….are what makes what you do original.”

My other ideas are talked about in this presentation.

Hope you enjoy !!

If your group would like to hear me speak, in person,

email me at: doug@dougdahlgren.com .

 

 

March 6, 2020 Show

Alan J. Sanders

Atlanta Radio Personality

Alan does his own programs in Cartersville, WBHF 1450 AM, and has substituted for several talk jocks on Atlanta's Giant WSB, 750AM, and 95.5 FM.  The WSB people love Alan because he never interjects his own personal opinions while subbing for a regular host. But he has them, educated and well thought out opinions.  Because of that, he has often been given his own time on the Southern Behemoth of Talk Radio, with The Alan Sanders Show.  The news and "what's happening" are his business, both local Atlanta and national fronts. 

Oh...and our own Scott, the Z-Man, may be nearby as well !!

 

February 28, 2020 Show

Ed Waldorph - Voice Actor and Narrator

Ed is the narrator for my series, The SON

As we near completion of book five in the series, Eight of Six, let’s go back to

May 10th of 2019 when we first spoke with Ed about his work…..

Born and educated in Michigan, this former Marine has worked in radio, Television and the print press. He spent time in Law Enforcement; Military Police, Municipal Police, County/Regional Police; Department of Defense and Veteran’s Administration. Moved to San Francisco in the 80’s and worked in Law Enforcement there until becoming an IT Tech or the city.  Upon retirement moved to Mobile, Al and started Voice Acting career in 2009.  Ed does radio and TV commercial work as well as narration for Audio Books.

www.ed-vo.com

 

February 21, 2020 Show

Author Jonathan Gould

visits The Doug Dahlgren Show for an hour long discussion of his latest biographical work, “Otis Redding, An Unfinished Life.”

Known internationally for his in-depth research and attention to detail, Gould first came into prominence in 2007 with “Can’t Buy Me Love,” a book called, “everything you’d ever want to know” about the Beatles.

Jonathan worked with Otis’ widow, Zelma and others to capture the man who was, the King of Soul.

Fresh from an appearance on The View, Jonathan joins Doug for a conversation.

 

 

February 14, 2020 Show

 From the achieves of the show, a great radio personality and entrepreneur who is still involved with his activities on stage and on air.
Originally aired on March 24th 2017

Alan J. Sanders

Writer, actor, producer, radio personality, and entrepreneur, Alan J. Sanders is becoming a nationally know entity, having sub's for Herman Cain on his syndicated radio show through Atlanta's WSB Radio and his own program on Cartersville's WBHF Radio 1450. Alan is active in the acting community and runs AJS Productions, a web design and logo firm serving the southeastern United States. His blog, Freedom Cocktail, written with blog partner, Eric Wojciechowsk, is a popular and often referenced on-line information site.

http://www.ajsproductions.com/
 

 

 

February 7, 2020 Show

Captain William G. Haneke


From our achieves back in 2014 comes one of our listener favorites.

Capt. William G. Haneke ( Retired ) a five time amputee and survivor of the Vietnam War came on to talk with Doug about his book, “Trust Not.”

The story and the book are amazing.

Sit back and be inspired by Capt. Haneke’s story of war, injury and survival to help others.

 

 

January 31, 2020 Show

I do not have Bob Dylan on today



But his lyrics are prophetic and germane to our topic.

We’ve done well with our shows over the years.

Introducing writers to folks who had not heard of them.

Yet times change and so must we.

As our visit to North Georgia’s Tate City Mall demonstrated…

“Keep up or get left behind.”

We’re gonna try to keep up !
 

 

 

January 24, 2020 Show

Gary DeRigne

Gary DeRigne served as an Army infantryman and platoon sergeant in the Vietnam War, an experience that indelibly altered his spirit, and his life. Since the war he has been a husband; a father and grandfather; a youth baseball and soccer coach; a business executive; an entrepreneur, a philanthropist; an adjunct professor of ethics and corporate social responsibility; and a Storyteller, a novelist and speaker. He lives near Kansas City with his wife, Kitty, close to his sons and their families. Angie’s War is Gary’s second novel, a sequel to One Young Soldier.

Gary is a frequent speaker to groups of all kinds, entertaining listeners with his stories of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, and encouraging their support for America’s veterans and their families.

Join Linda as she discusses Gary’s writing and his work with veterans.

www.GaryDeRigne.com

Guest Host: Linda Hughes

 

January 17, 2020 Show

Doug Dahlgren

Author of The SON Series

 

I’ve introduced many authors, and what they write, to you over the years.

Today, I want to talk a bit about my novels and why I write them.

Hope you’ll tune in and I hope you’ll be interested in my stories.

 

www.dougdahlgren.com

 

January 10, 2020 Show

WE NEED to TALK

As a New Year creeps in, we’re still neck deep in stuff that should be gone.

This nation is a far divided as it’s been in two hundred years.

That’s depressing and dangerous.

Join in by offering your thoughts via E-Mail…there’s two ways.

dj@artistfirst.com  or doug@dougdahlgren.com 


I’ve got my opinion and I’ve kept it bottled up.
 

 

 

January 3, 2018 Show

Richard Judy

Author and outdoorsman.

The Appalachian Trial is a 2,184 mile footpath Georgia to Maine. Many have hiked the total length or parts of it. Some started and lost to the elements or the rigors of the trail.

Those who complete the journey make up a brotherhood who love every step it took to make it THRU.

Richard Judy first hiked southbound, in 1973. A journey that inspired a dream he held for years. To capture in words, the essence of this great American adventure for others.

He completed that dream in 2014 with the publication of his novel, “THRU An Appalachian Trail Love Story.” That book was recognized with his nomination as Georgia Author of the Year in 2015.

Still a hiker and trail advocate, Richard and his children hike portions on his beloved pathway when they can. He bring his novel to our program for discussion.

www.thru-novel.com

 

December 27, 2019 Show

Donna Dahlgren

Producer – The Doug Dahlgren Show

 

Avid reader and excellent judge of material, Donna Dahlgren will share her love of reading and it’s beginnings.

We’ll talk about her role as “the Producer” of The Doug Dahlgren Show on ArtistFirst Radio, and the writers we have met through the years.

Maybe no favorites mentioned, we’ll see, but we’ll discuss how she stays ahead of the show’s schedule, supplying me with critical information about the every book I discuss on the show.

It’s no easy task, but Donna handles it, and me, expertly.

She even has an opinion about self-published versus major house publishing errors!

Join us won’t you…

 

December 20, 2019 Show

Author, Editorial Cartoonist, and Pulitzer Finalist, Marshall Ramsey

Join Dr. North and Marshall Ramsey as they discuss Marshall’s work and accolades. He is a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist and the Editor-At-Large for Mississippi Today, a non-profit news website. Marshall is a two-time Pulitzer Finalist (2002 and 2006), and his cartoons have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, and The (Jackson MS) Clarion-Ledger. He is the author several successful books including three cartoon collections, two short story collections (Fried Chicken and Wine and Chainsaws and Casseroles), and the delightful children’s book Banjo’s Dream. Ramsey is also the host of the weekly statewide radio program Now You’re Talking with Marshall Ramsey on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and the MPB television program Conversations. He has appeared on Fox & Friends, Inside Edition, CBSN, and CNN New Day. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Ramsey is the 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.

www.marshallramsey.com

Guest Host: Dr. Darden North

 

December 13, 2019 Show

Award-Winning Author Kathryn Lane

Returning once again, to our show fresh from their trip to Spain, is multiple award winning author, for not one, but two great action novels, is Texas’ pride, Kathryn Lane.

She been with us before, discussing her novels, “Waking Up in Medellin” and “Coyote Zone”, both winners at Killer Nashville in successive years.

Kathryn, and her husband, Bob, travel extensively to promote her books, meet her fans, and get new ideas.

Their recent trip to Barcelona was both pleasure and research for Kathryn’s latest installment, the third of her popular Nikki Garcia Series.

The new book is titled, “Revenge in Barcelona.” She brings that work to us for discussion.

https://www.kathryn-lane.com 

 

December 6, 2019 Show

Author Alayne Smith

 

Georgia author, Alayne Smith discusses her second book, Educating Sadie, which follows one woman's struggle to help another woman rise above a life of poverty and abuse in nineteenth-century Alabama. Educating Sadie was a finalist in the 2018 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Join us for a fun-filled hour and enlightening discussion.

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Guest Host: Katie Hart Smith

 

November 29, 2019 Show

Doug’s Gift List Suggestions for 2019

A repeat discussion about great writers we’ve met along the way. These books would make great gifts for the readers on your list this year.

Santa will be very appreciative of your help !!

www.artistfirst.com/dahlgren.htm

 

November 22, 2019 Show

Voice Actor – Ed Waldorph


Ed returns to our show after being introduced some six months ago as the narrator for Doug’s series, The SON.

We are now four books completed of the six book series and working on number five.

Much has been learned by your author/host in that time. I wanted to bring Ed back on to discuss the project thus far.

The good, the bad, and the now what do we do?

The experience has been great from this end and there are things I want to share with those considering having their book done as an audible, and those readers who haven’t yet tried this format as a new way to enjoy the written word.

This should be fun and enlightening for all.

www.ed-vo.com 

 

November 15, 2019 Show

Author Dan Baxter

Dan Baxter is a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who grew up in northwest Oklahoma. His first novel, PIANO MAN, is a fact-based fictional account of a man who attended Baxter's church and played piano. Dick Gill was marooned by a big band in the 1940's because of his drinking and difficulty waking up for the bus departures. He became night manager of the hotel where he was stranded and he integrated himself into the community. What he did not tell his fellow residents was the secret of his heritage and culture growing up in New York City. Readers have said that Baxter's hometown is a major character in this heart-warming story.

He brings PIANO MAN to the discussion with Linda Hughes.

https://www.amazon.com/Piano-Man-Dan-Baxter/dp/1543915345

Guest Host Linda Hughes

 

November 8, 2019 Show

 
Author Randi D. Ward

Retired language arts teacher from Georgia loves to travel. Thus far, she’s covered forty-nine countries.

Eight years ago, she planned a trip to Cairo, Egypt to teach English to adults.

The three month trip changed her life and her outlook.

“Because I Believed in Me” is her book about the journey and the adventure.

Randi D. Ward joins us to discuss her great Egyptian teaching lesson.


www.randidward.com

 

November 1, 2019 Show

Doug’s Gift List Suggestions for 2019

 

A discussion about great writers we’ve met along the way. These books would make great gifts for the readers on your list this year.

Santa will be very appreciative of you help !!

 

www.artistfirst.com/dahlgren.htm

 

 

 

October 25, 2019 Show

Author Michael E. Owens



Mike is also a playwright and director at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center and the Bethesda Senior Center. He has written and published 4 books through his affiliation with the Scribblers Christian Writers' club since 2016. Two are young adult historical fiction books written primarily for middle school boys, each has short chapters, with fast moving action which includes interesting and true historical characters. His third book is called "The I Hate Vegetables Book of Poetry for Kids" - a whimsical look at the veggies kids lover to hate. The fourth book is geared to Christian drama titled, "Ordinary People - Extraordinary God".

During the Christmas season, Mike and his wife Leda, who beautifully illustrates his books, serve as Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Southeastern Railway Museum.

Michael joins us to discuss, "Ordinary People - Extraordinary God" and his other works.

 

 

October 18, 2019 Show

Author Sue Langford

Prolific author, Sue Langford has been writing since she was a teen. A love of country music and the city of Nashville inspired her.

Her stories are about strong women, and strong men and that city she loves, Nashville, Tennessee.

The ideas didn’t stop and neither did Sue’s writing.

She bring a tale of an aspiring singer to our show. “Shooting Stars and Fireflies,” will be our main subject as I introduce to you, Sue Langford.

Join us on October 18th at 11 am eastern time.

https://www.amazon.com/Sue-Langford

 

October 11, 2019 Show

Author Phillip Vega


A New Yorker who drew heavily on memories of his past summers in Long Island to craft his book, Last Exit to Montauk, now can’t stop from working through new ideas for future stories. Phillip now lives in Florida, but it’s his New York, Hispanic roots that inspired the book, Last Exit to Montauk.

With his writing, he has discovered what he defines as his true calling, his passion. He is now fully and happily immersed in the whirlwind that is the publishing industry, even as he diligently continues his work in software sales.

Phillip joins us to discuss Last Exit to Montauk and his latest, The Captain and The Queen.

https://phillipvega.com 
 

 

October 4, 2019 Show

Myra Lewis Williams


Myra Lewis was the “child-bride” of Jerry Lee Lewis, marrying him at the age of thirteen.

Myra wrote about that marriage in her 1983 book, Great Balls of Fire.

Her second book, from 2014, is a memoir titled, The Spark that Survived.

Join Linda as she and Myra discuss those and what might be possible from Myra in the future!

www.deedspublishing.com/lewis-williams 
 

Sitting in for Doug this week is Guest Host:

 Author Linda Hughes

 

September 27, 2019 Show

Author Claire Hertzler

Please enjoy this encore of Claire’s appearance on the show last year.

With degrees from Mercer University, Southwestern Seminary, and Georgia State University, Claire has worked in education, both public and Christian, and worked in volunteer services administration. She was one of the first activists fighting human trafficking in Atlanta, Georgia, and remains involved with stopping this heinous activity.

Growing up in Greene County, Georgia, she was very familiar with Wyatt, The Sheriff of that area who was and is a true legend. Claire wrote her story about Wyatt after over 30 oral interviews and reading many newspaper accounts of the sheriff.

Honing her craft by writing a blog, her articles have been published in many magazines through the Southeast.

She brings her book, “The High Sheriff of Greene,” to our discussion of her work.

 https://www.deedspublishing.com/hertzler/

 

September 20, 2019 Show

Charles de Andrade

Our guest is an author, a founding member of Scribblers, a Christian writing club, and a businessman.

He is the President of Bee Natural Products, a company that works with bee keepers and helps market their products.

Charles is a board member of Northampton Press / Don Kistler Ministries, a publisher of Puritan works.

Writing has long been one of his passions.

He brings the first of his “The Steward Series” books, “Chosen,” to our discussion.


www.charlesdeandrade.com 

 

September 13, 2019 Show

Author Fran Stewart

Award winning author Fran Stewart, fresh from her short break in writing, has returned with an entertaining collection of work born from her newest hobby.

BeesKnees #1 A Beekeeping Memoir is the start of a new series that will keep her fans and new readers in stitches.

Fran is best known for her award winning series, The ScottShop Mysteries and The Biscuit McKee Series, Fran has written and instructed writers for years.

Her classes on Memoir Writing have been a hit in the North Georgia area.

Join us as Fran bring book #1 of this new series to our show.

BeesKnees #1 : A Beekeeping Memoir

www.franstewart.com

 

September 6, 2019 Show

 
Author Tim F. Miller

Kentucky born Tim F. Miller received his BA in Political Science and History from The University of Kentucky and his Masters at The University of West Georgia.

He has over 28 years in the teaching profession and a heavy appetite for reading.

His novels, “The Coward”, and “The Courageous” are popular suspense thrillers about brothers, though raised in the same home and environment, react differently to life-threatening crises.

Tim’s latest release is a different tale. One of enduring love that takes place over 40 years from the 1870's through World War I. A sweeping epic of enduring love that will grab the reader early and hold their interest to the end.

Tim brings that novel, “The Blighted Leaves of Shamrock” to our program.

 

 

August 30, 2019 Show

Donna Dahlgren

Producer – The Doug Dahlgren Show

 

Avid reader and excellent judge of material, Donna Dahlgren will share her love of reading and it’s beginnings.

We’ll talk about her role as “the Producer” of The Doug Dahlgren Show on ArtistFirst Radio, and the writers we have met through the years.

Maybe no favorites mentioned, we’ll see, but we’ll discuss how she stays ahead of the show’s schedule, supplying me with critical information about the every book I discuss on the show.

It’s no easy task, but Donna handles it, and me, expertly.

She even has an opinion about self-published versus major house publishing errors!

Join us won’t you…

 

August 23, 2019 Show

Author Jaclyn Weldon White.


Jackie is a former police officer, detective and administrator for a large metro Atlanta juvenile court. She has eight books and numerous articles, which have appeared in local and regional magazines, to her credit. Two of her books have become Mercer Press bestsellers.

She brings her latest novel, “The Witch of Ben Hill County,” a tale of life and crime, in gated, active-adult senior community. It’s a fast-moving mix of suspense, humor and romance that proves over 55 doesn't mean over the hill!



www.jaclynweldonwhitye.com
 

 

August 16, 2019 Show

Author, journalist Chuck Holmes


Returning to our show with his collection of “blogs” on subjects from memories to politics, is Atlanta writer, Chuck Holmes. Be he right or wrong, his musings capture the feeling of a true southern gentleman. Chuck first brought his novel, “Sing” to our air back in April. We’re delighted to have him back to share his insights on Mother’s Day, The War on Christianity, Old People, His brush with Homogeneity, Slogan Substitution, and well…it goes on and on and you’ll love it. After all, it’s “More than just Cellular.”



www.chuckholmes.org
 

 

August 9, 2019 Show

Retired FBI SSA James Furry


After a short stint as a teacher, Jim Furry joined the FBI. Thirty-two years later, he retired having served in a clerical capacity and up to a supervisor in CounterIntelligence surveillance.

The target, Russian ships in the port of New Orleans. He has also served in Washington, DC, Springfield, Ill, Newark, NJ. The Newark assignment was as a supervisor in the investigation of the Sept 11, 2001 attack on New York. After his retirement in 2005, Jim became a consultant to banks, both international and domestic, watching for signs of money laundering.

In 2016, James Furry retired again and began work on his book, "Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity, My Story.” It was published last year.

Jim brings his book to our show for discussion.

www.jimfurry.com

 

August 2, 2019 Show

April Love-Fordham


Atlanta author, April Love-Fordham holds two degrees from Georgia Tech. With that she spent twenty very fun years in the corporate world, including several in Washington DC.

Serving as a technology adviser to both the George H. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations, her resume once claimed that she helped Al Gore invent the internet.

Other clients through these years included NASA, NATO, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Upon her return to Atlanta, more success drove her to consider what she might do to make the world a better place. So she left the corporate world and went to seminary to search for answers and become a pastor. Those studies brought her to writing. Her first collection of books is a series of Disorderly Parable Bible Studies. They include James in the Suburbs on e Epistle of James (2014), Dismantling Injustice on the Song of Solomon (2016), and St. Francis and the Christian Life on Galatians (2018).

She brings the third, St. Francis and the Christian Life, to our show.   www.aprillovefordham.com

 

July 26, 2019 Show

Doug Dahlgren

Author & Public Speaker

Due to a scheduling situation, today's guest was forced to reschedule at the last minute.  In light of that, host Doug decided switch seats and become the "guest", and let Zman lead today's interrogation.

Doug is the author of 9 books out now with a 10th on-the-way.

www.DougDahlgren.com

 

July 19, 2019 Show

Author Linda Hughes

Summer Rose Krause brings us book three of the historic, romantic, suspense trilogy by fan favorite author, Linda Hughes.

Linda sets this series in her beloved home state of Michigan and readers enjoy a trip there with her, in every book.

This time it’s 1965 and Summer Rose is in trouble with the law.

Her sentence of community service steers her straight into a murder case and a love that clearly wasn’t meant for her.

Enjoy “Secrets of the Summer” and join Linda and I as we hint at a few of the secrets you are in for with this one !!

http://www.lindahughes.com

 

July 12, 2019 Show

Dean Lawrence Edward Carter Sr.

Dean Carter is the founding Dean of The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

This was no accident. In 1958, Dr. King himself, recruited Carter, who was a tenth grader at that time, to come to Morehouse College.

Born in south Georgia and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Dean Carter was educated at Virginia University and Boston University, where he earned his PhD in pastoral psychology and counseling. He is a professor of religion at Morehouse and a Baptist minister.

He brings his book, “A Baptist Preacher’s Buddhist Teacher,” to our program.

mlkchapel@morehouse.edu 
 

 

July 5, 2019 Show

Doug’s Address to a Writers Conference


Had the honor and pleasure to be invited to attend and speak to The Southeastern Writers Association at their annual conference in early June.

Great group, very attentive and fortunately, they all had bad aim. Everything they threw at me missed !

Naw…we had a good time and if your group would like to hear me speak, in person, email me at:

doug@dougdahlgren.com .


 

 

June 28, 2019 Show

Award Winning Author and Journalist, Jedwin Smith


Twice nominated for the Pulitzer prize for work as a correspondent during the Vietnam War, Jedwin takes on an even older conflict.

In 2017, Jedwin took a trip to The Holy land to seek answers. He met Philip Haney, the first of many knowledgeable authorities on the region.

He learned much about this small strip of land, prophesized in the Bible and finally founded in 1948. A land that comes with a promise from God that many are bound to undo.

Jedwin brings his lastest work, based on that trip, “I AM ISRAEL – Lions and Lambs of the Land,” to our program.

Jedwin will be here to discuss this important book and hopefully help us understand what’s going on over there, and why.


www.jedwinsmith.com
 

 

June 21, 2019 Show

Cheryl Clarke

Award winning writer, Cheryl Clarke was born in England to Caribbean parents from Barbados and Jamaica. After first losing her Dad to cancer and then her Mom to a sudden illness, Cheryl set out to rebuild her life and manifest a life-long dream of being a writer. A former ballroom dance competitor and Zumba instructor, Cheryl writes about loss, love and spicy relationships. Kaysha and Grandma Omi’s Golden Crown of Jewels, is an upcoming children’s book. In honor of what her parents went through she has written, “Losing Your Parents On Hospice ( Without Losing Your Mind ).”

Cheryl comes to our show to discuss this book.
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https://iamcherylclarke.com 

 

June 14, 2019 Show

Alexandra Christle

A Virginia author who has lived and experienced most of the east coast, Alexandra decided to be a writer early in life, starting her first book at the age of seven.

Research is her strong suit, having spent a day on a commercial shrimp boat, jumping from an airplane, and spending a weekend with a houseful of Navy SEALs, all for the sake of stories she was working on, and she also hitchhiked across three states (just don’t tell her mother that.)

With two children and three grandchildren, she’s sold newspaper advertising, taught high school English, and finally became a graphic designer.

The human condition and people “fascinate” her, especially men. In her words, “They are pretty cool creatures.”

She brings her first novel, “Between Nowhere and Lost” to our program for discussion.

https://www.alexandrachristle.com

 

June 7, 2019 Show

Columnist and author Katie Hart Smith

Katie is a prolific writer with a huge fan base that urges her on. Thus, she is the most frequently heard guest on this program, a fact which we are very proud to proclaim.

From “Couch Time With Carolyn” and the first two novels of her Scared Heart Series, “Aspirations of the Heart” and “Hope Never Rests”, Katie is always terrific guest and a delight to have on the air.

This time brings a bit of melancholy, for as they, “all good things must come to an end.” Thus is the case for fans of Addie Engel.

Katie offers the closing chapters of her heroine’s series with, “High Cotton and Magnolias.”

Join us for another great conversation with Katie Hart Smith as she celebrates the release of this latest hit.

www.katiehartsmith.com

 

May 31, 2019 Show

Author Donna Faulkner Barron

Roy Faulkner was the Chief Carver of the Confederate Memorial Carving at Stone Mountain Park in DeKalb County, Georgia. Our guest today is his oldest daughter.

In the mid 1980’s Roy became the Curator of the Stone Mountain Carving Museum which was open a for little over two years.

That same daughter, Donna, had earned her degree in Secretarial Science and had worked as a Stenographer for the Georgia State Labor Department.

It was that same time, the mid 1980’s that Donna Faulkner Barron moved back to St. Mountain to become her father’s secretary and help run the museum.

With closing of the museum, Roy moved to McDonough, Georgia and Donna and her family stayed in St. Mountain.

Some 30 years later, Donna was motivated to gather and write the story of her father’s work on the carving. With her Dad and fellow author, Kay Stowe Jones, they wrote, “The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain.”

https://www.facebook.com/donna.barron.543 

 

May 24, 2019 Show


Nanette Littlestone

Publisher, Award winning Author, and Editor

Her writing explores relationships, love and forgiveness. Nanette believes authentic writing comes from the heart, not just the head. This carries over into her editing work and the direction she leads the authors, she helps to publish. Words of Passion is her publishing company and Nanette is with us to complete the four legs of the publishing stool we started in January, on stage.

We’ll discuss the business, the how to’s and what not to do’s of this fast growing industry.

www.wordsofpassion.com

 

May 17, 2019 Show

Troy W. Hudson – “Voiceover with Personality!”

With over 30 years professional experience in the voice over and video production industry, Troy brings his warm, friendly, genuine, conversational style to your voiceover needs with an authoritative and confident delivery.

Starting as a radio/tv broadcast journalist in the US Army, Troy worked in corporate multimedia production and from 2000-2012 did a 12 year stint as a video editor and media designer in a commercial production house.

During that time, he cut his teeth on voiceover work and knew it was a career path he would follow.

In private business since October 2012, he produces audiobooks, TV and radio ads, character voices, commercial training materials and e-learning content for learning institutions.

Troy joins us from his studio in South Carolina.

https://www.troywhudson.com/

 

May 10, 2019 Show

Ed Waldorph - Voice Actor and Narrator


Born and educated in Michigan, this former Marine has worked in radio, Television and the print press.

He spent time in Law Enforcement; Military Police, Municipal Police, County/Regional Police; Department of Defense and Veteran’s Administration.

Moved to San Francisco in the 80’s and worked in Law Enforcement there until becoming an IT Tech or the city.

Upon retirement moved to Mobile, Al and started Voice Acting career in 2009.

Does radio and TV commercial work as well as narration for Audio Books.

www.ed-vo.com

 

May 3, 2019 Show

Publisher Lee Clevenger of ThomasMax Publishing

For the third leg of our publishing tour, I bring you a transplant from the Indiana corn fields who moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1979. Lee quickly determined that the South was his home.

A best-selling paperback he’d purchased in 1992, was so bad, it convinced him there must be a need for writers, so he took a shot.

His third writing attempt was picked-up by a small publisher out of Ohio, who went out of business three years later.

At the urging of another publisher, ThomasMax was born in 2004.

In business since then, ThomasMax is a hybrid publisher and Lee will continue our discussion of that business.

http://thomasmax.com/
 

 

April 26, 2019 Show

Author, Rev. Jimmy Deas



A Pastor himself for over forty years, Rev. Deas draws on that to tell the tale of his character, Rev. Mark Thomas, who is dealing with a tragedy.

Also the author of, "A Teacher's Gift and other Stories," Rev. Deas brings his first novel to our show, "Ran Like Joseph."

He holds degree from North Florida Community College and Luther Rice Seminary.

Pastor Jimmy Deas comes to our show to discuss his novel.


drjdeas@icloud.com

 

April 19, 2019 Show

Author Chuck Holmes

North Carolina native son, Chuck came to the Atlanta are some 50 years ago to work at the CDC. His degree in English, from Western Carolina College, with a concentration on Professional Writing lead to his career in advertising, television scripts, industrial programs and videos. He has won regional and national awards in advertising, training, and TV. He is also a public speaker.

Chuck has been published many times through his short stories and essays. His first novel, “The Sing”, is set in North Carolina in 1956. An AME Choir decides they wish to participate in the town’s, “open to all”, yet traditionally “all-white” Singing. Segregation is tested by this group of singers. A story rich with characters who will keep you turning pages.

Chuck bring his novel and a discussion of his life, and his love of writing, to our program.

https://www.chuckholmes.org/ 

 

April 12, 2019 Show

Bob Babcock

Founder and CEO of DEEDS Publishing


Continuing my series of information on the publishing business, I am proud to welcome Bob Babcock to our show. In 2005, Bob Babcock founded DEEDS Publishing. The business has established a history of publishing, designing, and promoting top-of-the-line books. Using the business model of a hybrid publisher, DEEDS has a variety of contracts to offer our authors. A fan of the military since he was a youngster, Bob served in Vietnam and has been active in service related organization most of his adult life.  A self-published author himself, Bob started DEEDS with the person philosophy of “DEEDS NOT WORDS”.  Books written by Bob include, “What Now, Lieutenant?” and a business success story book, “You Don’t Know Jack…” Join us for an informative hour with Bob’s take on writing and publishing in today’s market.

www.deedspublishing.com

 

April 5, 2019 Show

Poet Charles Clifford Brooks III

Athens, Georgia, born Cliff Brooks is a poet and entrepreneur. His first poetry collection, The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics, was re-issued last year by Kudzu Leaf Press. Athena Departs: Gospel of a Man Apart, as well as a limited-edition poetry chapbook, Exiles of Eden, were published by Kudzu Leaf Press in 2017. Clifford is the founder of The Southern Collective Experience, a cooperative of writers, musicians and visual artists. That group publishes The Blue Mountain Review ( see and listen to our March 8th program ) and hosts the NPR show Dante’s Old South. Cliff joins us to discuss his work and the impact he is making on the North Georgia cultural scene.

www.cliffbrooks.com 
 

 

March 29, 2019 Show

Anne Boudreau

What is your “self-worth?” What does it mean to you and your quality of life? Anne Boudreau has spent a career studying and determining why what we think of ourselves is so important. Not just a student and author on the subject, our guest is a coach and an executive devoted to working with people. Teaching them to lean inward for strength and courage.

Currently a full-time writer, Anne has served as a marketing director and communications specialist for global corporations and has counseled corporate executives on how to re-brand themselves and their business.

Her book, A Human Mosaic, is recognized as in a category by itself and offers hope to numbers of people who suffer from feelings of worthlessness and anger.

We bring Anne to our show to discuss her book and how it might help someone you know.

https://www.deedspublishing.com/boudreau

 

March 22, 2019 Show

Angela DeCaires

CEO of BookLogix Publishers


We introduce you each week to interesting people you may not know. Mostly, they are writers. Writers looking for people to read their work. The ultimate goal for many of these authors is to be published.

This week begins a series we will complete over the next couple of months.

We will bring you a publisher to discuss what they look for in a book they will spend money and time on, to publish.

This week, our guest is the CEO of Atlanta based BookLogix Publishers, Angela Decaires.

Great information for writers and interested readers.

 

March 15, 2019 Show

Author J. Reese Lasley

If you wanted to write a book to help people, what would write about? Would it be hope, or perhaps support? Maybe a book of education, and of course it would have to be a book of truth.

Where to begin such a task? You look within yourself. What do you want? Where do you want to end up? What abilities do you need to achieve success? What is success? Is it really just getting what you want? They say successful people use their abilities to get what they want.

So…What are your abilities? Those incredible gifts that make you stand out, and be you.

The problem is, that not all of us realize or understand our unique abilities. Our guest author has written a book that helps reveal the secrets to your abilities. With step-by-step instructions, lessons and best-practices, to help you throughout your personal journey of success.

The book is “The Abilities, Realize the Power Within You” and author, J.Reese Lasley will be with us to discuss it.

https://theabilities.com 

 

March 8, 2019 Show

Cliff Brooks of The Southern Collective Experience


In 2010, a young poet in the North Georgia mountains decided to put his thoughts and words into action. He organized The Southern Collective Experience.

The purpose of this group is to recognize men and women who have achieved a certain level of mastery and accomplishment in their work and who see a need for ongoing professional support among creative peers.

Encouraging mutual inspiration, and professional growth across the mediums of visual art, music, poetry, and prose, these artists have developed a family-like environment. As the group has grown, the arts journal, The Blue Mountain Review and a radio show, Dante’s Old South, have been produced under the Collective’s auspices.

Founder, Clifford Brooks, comes to our program to discuss his group and its potential to advance the arts through the gifts and talents of its ever growing list of members.

http://www.southerncollectiveexperience.com 

 

March 1, 2019 Show

Award-Winning Author Kathryn Lane


Returning to our show to talk about her plans for 2019 is multiple award winning author, for not one, but two great action novels, is Texas’ pride, Kathryn Lane.

She been with us before, discussing her novels, “Waking Up in Medellin” and “Coyote Zone”, both winners at Killer Nashville in successive years.

Kathryn, and her husband, Bob, travel extensively to promote her books and meet her fans.

Join us as we catch up and learn what she’s been up to and where they are headed this year.

We’ll also ask her about “Backyard Volcano And Other Mysteries of the Heart”, her short stories collection that also won at Killer Nashville.

https://www.kathryn-lane.com 

 

February 22, 2019 Show

Paige M. Cummings


A native of Coastal Georgia and retired Navy nurse, our guest has always written although she admits to one long break. A high school instructor was insistent that she write sci-fi. So she quit. Her love was mystery, murder, and certain adventure.

Some time later, while working in Atlanta, she and a friend would compare stories of growing up in the south, and their lunch companions would laugh and suggested they should write a book. At a University adult writing program, she walked in to Harriette Austin's Murder and Mayhem for Money.

She was home in her writing, but this happen around the time of that Mrs. Coretta Scott King had passed. The news was full of the Civil Rights movement and Paige’s path was reset. “Under the Liberty Oak” came to be.

Paige brings her novel to our show for discussion.

https://www.amazon.com/Under-Liberty-Oak-Paige-Cummings/dp/1419668013 
 

 

February 15, 2019 Show

Sali Gear

Born into a Navy family. She lost her test pilot father at the age of one. He was one of the first Navy Test Pilots and was a combat fighter pilot who served in the Pacific Theater. Sali was of six children. After college Sali received her commission and attended flight school. She took the jet pipeline. At that time, women were not allowed in combat positions, but she was not deterred from her dream. One of three women in her flight class to make it through training, Sali became a navy pilot. Through her service she met husband Bill Hellman, a Navy SEAL. The book Sali brings us for discussion, Fly Girl, was born from her experience and imagination.

Today Sali is a commercial airline pilot and avid dog rescuer.

 https://www.amazon.com/Sali-Gear/e/B07CKGJXPG%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

 

February 8, 2019 Show

Author and Talk Show Host

Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos


Three-time breast cancer survivor, Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos has lived to become an international best seller and multi-award winning author, producer and host of Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod radio and television programs, and an international speaker and intuitive dream coach. She used precognitive dreams to diagnosed her illness and guided her through treatments and surgeries. These achievements were reached with one goal in mind: save even one life by educating others on the power of our dreams to diagnose and heal our health, wealth and relationships.

In “Dreams that Can Save Your Life,” Dr. Larry Burk and Kat chronicle the stories of participants in Dr. Burk's groundbreaking Breast Cancer Dreams Project, which included Kat. As co-author, Kathleen brings the book to our program.

http://kathleenokeefekanavos.com/ 

 

February 1, 2019 Show

Author Angie Gallion     An Encore Presentation


Angie’s writings often deal with personal growth through tragedy or trauma. She enjoys exploring complex relationships. Many of those set against the backdrop of addiction or mental illness. She began writing her story of Alison Hayes. A girl who walked into her storm darkened trailer the evening of her fifteenth birthday to find her alcoholic mother is passed out, having been fired from yet another job. The most stable, of the revolving-door men that they've ever had, is looking for a way out, and Alison just wants to be clean. She can't remember the last time anything good had happened to her. If the train still passed through her town, she would definitely be on the wrong side of the tracks.

“Intoxic” the first of Angie’s series centered on Alison Hayes, and she bring her award winning book to our discussion.

https://www.angiegallion.com